Bristol’s week in film: October 16-22 2020

It might be looking pretty grim for the cinema industry nationally. But while cinemas are closing across the country, things are looking a little more rosy around here as we have another reopening to report. Yep, it’s a big welcome back to Clevedon’s historic Curzon cinema. Go here for our news story about the restoration of the grand old place. You’ll find the full Curzon programme below.

It’s also worth noting that while the Vue chain has closed a quarter of its cinemas for three days a week in response to distributors pulling many of their big releases, the Vues at Cribbs Causeway and Longwell Green are not affected and are open as usual.

This week’s big release is the I Am Greta documentary. This is also screened on Sunday with a cinema-exclusive Q&A. If that’s not enough Greta for you, she will also be in conversation with David Attenborough at this year’s first virtual Wildscreen Festival at 7pm on Tuesday. Go here for the programme.

Head on down to the Everyman if you want to catch Ben Wheatley’s Rebecca on the big screen before it’s streamed by Netflix. Family animation Over the Moon is another Netflix production, but it’s showing at the Showcase Avonmeads this week.

We have plenty of previews too, including Liam Neeson’s latest vengenace flick Honest Thief and more from the London Film Festival – notably the closing film, Ammonite.

Follow the links below for more information and screening times. Go here for our comprehensive film listings.

New Releases

  • Film / Documentary

    I Am Greta

    Teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg gets her own documentary

  • Film / Drama

    Rebecca

    Ben Wheatley's bash at the Daphne du Maurier classic, previously filmed by Hitchcock

    : Thursday, Oct 29 2020 - Thursday, Nov 5 2020

  • Film / Animation

    Over the Moon

    An animated musical fantasy inspired by the Chinese legend of the moon goddess Chang’e

    : Thursday, Oct 29 2020 - Monday, Nov 2 2020

  • Film / Fantasy

    Endless

    Supernatural romance reheats 'Ghost' for teens

    Showcase Avonmeads: Thursday, Oct 29 2020

Previews and London Film Festival Screenings

  • Film / Drama

    Ammonite

    Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan star in a true-life period lesbian fossil hunter drama

  • Film / Animation

    Two by Two: Overboard!

    Further Ark-inspired comic animated malarkey for nippers

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Oct 29 2020 - Thursday, Nov 5 2020

  • Film / Action

    Honest Thief

    Stop me if you've heard this before: Liam Neeson gets real mad and hits the vengeance trail

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Oct 29 2020 - Thursday, Nov 5 2020

  • Film / Drama

    Nomadland

    Frances McDormand stars in a fact-based drama about a baby boomer nomad

Post-Lockdown Releases

  • Film / Art House

    Saint Maud

    An arthouse demonic possession psychological horror/thriller

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Oct 29 2020 - Thursday, Nov 5 2020

  • Film / Drama

    Kajillionaire

    Bizarre drama about a family of grifters whose encounter with a stranger changes their lives

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Oct 29 2020 - Thursday, Nov 5 2020

  • Film / Comedy

    On the Rocks

    Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray team up again for a boozy father-daughter caper comedy

    : Thursday, Oct 29 2020 - Thursday, Nov 5 2020

  • Film / Comedy

    Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite!

    Beastly bliss is threatened by evil parrot in belated threequel

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Oct 29 2020 - Thursday, Nov 5 2020

  • Film / Documentary

    White Riot

    Documentary exploring the origins of the 1970s Rock Against Racism movement

  • Film / Art House

    Eternal Beauty

    Sally Hawkins plays a fragile paranoid schizophrenic in Craig Roberts' stylised directorial debut

  • Film / Animation

    The Elfkins

    Family animation about little folk with mandatory uplifting, mildly wokey message

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Oct 29 2020 - Friday, Oct 30 2020

  • Film / Drama

    Rocks

    An authentic portrait of female friendship from the director of Suffragette

    Watershed: Thursday, Oct 29 2020

  • Film / Comedy

    Bill & Ted Face the Music

    Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter party on as middle-aged dads in belated threequel

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Oct 29 2020 - Thursday, Nov 5 2020

  • Film / Action

    Tenet

    Christopher Nolan's typically mind-bending, time-travelling science fiction espionage thriller

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Oct 29 2020 - Thursday, Nov 5 2020

  • Film / Drama

    After We Collided

    Young adult romance sequel based on the novel by Anna Todd

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Oct 29 2020 - Thursday, Nov 5 2020

  • Film / Action

    The New Mutants

    Bristol's very own Maisie Williams makes her X-Men franchise debut as shapeshifting Wolfsbane

    Vue Longwell Green: Thursday, Oct 29 2020

  • Film / Animation

    Timmy’s Cinema Adventure

    Six of Aardman's Timmy Time episodes up on the big screen to keep tots entertained

    Vue Longwell Green: Thursday, Oct 29 2020

  • Film / Animation

    Dreambuilders

    A girl gains the ability to create other people's dreams in this sub-Pixar Danish animation

  • Film / Fantasy

    Pinocchio

    A beautifully designed, dark Italian version of the venerable yarn of porky-telling young big nose

  • Film / Thriller

    Unhinged

    A very cross Russell Crowe menaces a single mother in this road rage thriller

    Vue Longwell Green: Thursday, Oct 29 2020

  • Film / Animation

    100% Wolf

    Family animation about a werewolf who inadvertently turns into a ferocious poodle

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Oct 29 2020 - Saturday, Oct 31 2020

Event Cinema

2020 Releases Still Going Strong

  • Film / Comedy

    Misbehaviour

    Keira Knightley stars in the true story of the eventful 1970 Miss World contest

  • Film / Drama

    Queen & Slim

    Tense and timely road movie putting a 'black lives matter' spin on the Bonnie and Clyde-style drama

  • Film / Animation

    Onward

    Two elf brothers embark on a quest for magic in Pixar's heart-warmer

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Oct 29 2020 - Saturday, Oct 31 2020

Pre-Millennial Classics

  • Film / Action

    Akira

    4K restoration of Katsuhiro Ohtomo's ground-breaking 1988 anime

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Oct 29 2020 - Thursday, Nov 5 2020

  • Film / Art House

    La Haine

    25th anniversary restoration of Mathieu Kassovitz’s stunning, explosive social divide drama

  • Film / Horror

    Psycho

    60th anniversary return of the original slasher movie with Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates

    Multiple theatres: Saturday, Oct 31 2020 - Tuesday, Nov 3 2020

  • Film / Drama

    Rocky

    Sly Stallone forges a career by hitting another bloke and mumbling

  • Film / Horror

    The Shining

    Heeeeeere's Jack - back to cheer you up post-lockdown

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Oct 29 2020 & Thursday, Oct 29 2020

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